|Subject:||Re: Software that requires hardware that requires nonfree software to use|
|Date:||Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:07:24 +0200|
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On 2021-10-08 22:40, Ian Kelling wrote:Ron Nazarov <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:Is software that requires hardware that requires nonfree software to use allowed in the Free Software Directory? I think it indirectly has dependencies on nonfree software, as there is no way to use it without using nonfree software.I think that if the nonfree software is outside of the bounds of the free operating system that the free software is running on, it is ok to be listed. For example, some software to do printing from gnu/linux on a printer that has it's own internal nonfree os is ok.Now I remember that Stallman said something similar to me many years ago. I added your text to https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:Device_drivers_and_firmware -- Thanks!
However, my guess is that it's likely that the FSF will change
their mind about this in the future. Read this article for
Nonfree JS was not prioritized back in the days.
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